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    Thanks, TSG, for about the eleventy-millionth time.

    I'll post another update when I have more to report.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesameguy View Post
    ...plugs wires cap rotor and if you don't have a service history on the fuel filter, that too. It's probably $100 or less in parts...
    About $80 in parts, except for a fuel filter, which my nearest auto parts store didn't have in stock when I was there, and I haven't been back or to another one yet.

    I changed plugs and wires yesterday. I would have changed the distributor cap and rotor too, but unlike the ones I remember that had two pop-off metal tabs securing the cap that could be changed in about thirty seconds, this cap is bolted on and one of the bolts is sort of underneath and hard to see and reach. I'll swap it for sure, and maybe later today (it's early Sunday morning now), but I took it for a test drive after changing the plugs and wires and I'm going to go ahead and say this problem is solved!

    Thank you, TSG.

    Here are three old and one new for comparison:


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    Yeah, you needed them bad. You can see the electrode is almost even with the ceramic.

    My 1995 BMW m3 likely had the original plugs, I had no electrode left on any of them. Swapping those out, along with a new tune, and rebuilding the vanos, I netted 5mpg

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    Wow, those plugs are used up. Nice that they are in good shape other than being worn. Suggests the engine is in good condition.

    I don't remember on the Accord whether the bolts for the distributor cap are Philips head or hex head, but either way easy enough to change. You should be able to stick your hand under there and guide the tool home. Every man should be good at that.

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    I bought my '99 Accord with 139,xxx miles on December 31, 2007.

    After ten years of ownership:



    According to the internet, 239,425 miles = 385,317 kilometers.
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    425 on the odo, too. Nice!

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